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Old 10-30-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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We went working on my uncle'* truck yesterday. It'* a 67 Ford F100 shortbox. It has an inline 6 cylinder with a three on the tree. He bought it from a friend of ours, whose son had it took away from him. We had to gloat yesterday because he came out of the house right as we got there. Within 2 hours we drove the truck up the road and back. It'* still getting a little lifter tick, and the t*stat is stuck open, plus the speedo doesn't work, but otherwise it runs slick as a button. Starts up first lick, even after sitting for better than a year.
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They should never have stopped making that I-6.
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Werd, the 300-6 was probably one of the best/most durable engines ever made.
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They should never have stopped making that I-6.
Old sucker has some git-up-and-go to it, too.
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That babys got some torque to it too. They even used that engine in tractors and in the early 90'* (late 80'*) the F series trucks that used that engine had a granny gear that pull some mean stumps rightout.

It often goes 300k+ with never a problem.
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That babys got some torque to it too. They even used that engine in tractors and in the early 90'* (late 80'*) the F series trucks that used that engine had a granny gear that pull some mean stumps rightout.

It often goes 300k+ with never a problem.
I have the 300 I-6 in my '92 F-150. Still runs, never left me anywhere and it has 200K+ on the ticker.
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I've alway envisioned a late 70'* Ford F100 Ranger regular cab/longbed dragging frame while being powered by a tweaked "modern" EFI 300 I-6 with a five speed. The rims would be thick spoked rims and the body painted in a gorgeous deep black with chrome trim and leather interior....

*drools*
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She'* just going thru middleage now
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I didn't have my camera with me at the time. Plus, it'* kinda in a sad state. Most of the frontend is apart b/c we had to pull the cam out, plus it'* really dirty. In good shape, though. A lil dented up, and some very very minor surface rust, but that'* about it. Orig. AM radio still works.
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